As many people will already know , it has been a disastrous 12 months at the Macron stadium. Its been just over seven years since Bolton were relegated from the premier league , furthermore eleven years since we saw Bolton in the Europa league.
Bolton loved life when Edwin Davies was chairman , Edwin was chairman of Bolton for 13 years spanning from 2003 to 2016. Davies sold the club to Ken Anderson in 2016. Anderson has lead the club into a whole host of complications , Bolton were forced into administration due to an unpaid £1.2m tax bill. This resulted into Boltons players and staff not receiving payment for up to 20 weeks. Undoubtedly this raised eyebrows nevertheless this was only one of Bolton wanderers disputes. The club were underperforming in the league and had been given a colossal 12 point deduction for the start of the 2019/2020 campaign.
Despite it being a horrific last 12 months for Bolton wanderers fans , life under Ken Anderson hasn’t constantly being this dreadful. Bolton achieved promotion to the championship in the 2016/2017 and stayed up on the last day in the 2017/2018 season.
Although its the start of a new season , things haven’t got any better at Bolton. Earlier this month Bolton announced the cancellation of their friendly against Chester FC , the reasoning for the cancellation was due to the players and backroom staff hadn’t been paid for up to 20 weeks. It is believed that Bolton have 15 players currently ready for next season , However its still evident that the staff and players at the club are still not being paid for their efforts.
Its very clear that times are tough at Bolton wanderers and it has been stated that everyone at the club from the chairman to the fans want new ownership. Ken Anderson is still chairman of bolton which is a frustrating factor for Bolton fans , hopefully for the Bolton fans a takeover can happen as soon as possible.
Bolton are not going to be favourites for promotion that is for sure , the 12 point deduction has been an atrocious blow for the wanderers.
Will we see Bolton back in the championship anytime soon?